The Descemets Membrane
(containing the diseased
) is removed from the patient undergoing
Next, the trephined donor tissue
, comprised of
, Descemets membrane
and a small amount of
is folded in half.
The donor tissue is then inserted into the eye through a small incision.
Using an air bubble, the donor tissue is unfolded and
appropriately positioned. The air bubble is either allowed to resorb
spontaneously, or removed at the slit-lamp. Visual acuity improves
dramatically after several weeks of healing.
The Informed Consent for DSEK
can be found